Eclectic Cafe': A Dining Review

Vegetarian Calbacitas Tacos at Eclectic Cafe'

(May 2015) Earlier this week, Neighbor Roy & I went to the Tucson Desert Art Museum to see their new SNAP! exhibit. As I write this, I am also working on a review of that exhibit whose content is sure to be controversial. Afterward, we enticed Ms. Lois, who works at … Continue reading

Polish Cottage: A Review!

Polish Cottage Restaurant Tucson Arizona

It took several months to arrange for this review of Polish Cottage on East Broadway. Not being Polish, or as far as I know, never having had authentic Polish cuisine, I had to find someone of Polish ancestry and culture to accompany us. How else would I be able to … Continue reading

Renee’s Organic Oven: A Review

Renee's Organic Oven

Editor’s Note: Please see Renee’s comments at the end of this review. (July 2014) A few years after we moved to Tucson from LA, we became friends with 4 other couples, all of whom were big supporters of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. For years, we played golf together at various … Continue reading

Dakota Cafe: A Dining Review

Dakota Cafe Front

It was a hot July Sunday, barely afternoon, when Ms. Karen & I took off on one of our adventures. We usually do a Sunday day-trip, but we got a late start and this would have to be a half-day trip. We headed for the wilds of East Tucson, a … Continue reading

The Settlement Smokehouse: A Dining Review!


On a recent late Sunday morning, I was cruising south from Saguaro National Park East on Old Spanish Trail heading more or less toward Colossal Cave when I suddenly came upon The Settlement Smokehouse. Turning abruptly into the parking lot, this establishment seemed somehow familiar. Didn’t this use to be … let me think … […]

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Kazoku Sushi & Japanese Cuisine

Kazoku's Shrimp Tempura Roll

May 2012 – I have discovered a second Asian restaurant that I can whole-heartedly recommend. The first was OM Modern Asian Kitchen with its delicious and eclectic choices of Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Indian and Malaysian. And unlike most Asian restaurants in Tucson, OM has a small, but well-chosen selection … Continue reading

Sushi Yukari; Is it The Best Japanese Restaurant In Tucson?

Sushi Yukari Food

This is a review of a Tucson Japanese restaurant. But first …  Disclaimers:   I have never been to Japan, so I have no idea what REALLY GOOD Japanese cuisine is suppose to taste like. Asian food is not my favorite. I have an aversion to the idea of eating seaweed and raw fish. Besides, […]

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Trail Dust Town

Dakota Cafe

Trail Dust Town is a recreated Old West town on the far east side of Tucson. Here you will find Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse (same owner as El Corral in central Tucson); a miniature train to ride around town in; an opera house, shops, the Museum of the Horse Soldier and … Continue reading